Friday, September 3, 2010

Pink and White in one plant...

A couple of weeks ago I bought the most amazing bougainvillea plant as a gift for my Secret Sister in my Beta Sigma Phi chapter. It is two colors in the same plant. It's mostly white with splashes of bright pink!

white and pink

Isn't it beautiful? Here is a close up...

pink and white

Boy, I really wanted to keep it ...Maybe next month I'll go back to Gruene market Days and pick up one for myself...

bouganvilla white and pink

I still wonder how they made it. Guess it's just a Pink Miracle...and for more pink miracles stop into Beverly's How Sweet The Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

I'll be at Wimberley for First Saturday Market Day...we've had some showers and the heat shouldn't be too bad. I'll be shopping for bargains and treasures in shades of pink...enjoy your Labor Day holiday.

LaVerne 

8 comments:

Marydon said...

G'eve Laverne ~ That is a beauty. Haven't seen one with 2 colors before. Lucky receiver ....

Happy PS & beautiful safe holiday weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh my gosh it's gorgeous - pick one up for me, too! I just fixed my comments or unfixed it! No one could comment. Jeff's facebook got hacked so if you get a message from him pushing Viagra....well he's just trying to make extra $$$. NOT About five of his contacts a day are getting these messages from him so I've been changing settings and things everywhere. We're both working tomorrow at the store. Good luck at Wimberly. :) Nancy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Goodness!! It almost looks like lace!!
Debbie

Rebecca said...

How cool that they are paired together! So pretty!

Rebecca said...

How cool that they are paired together! So pretty!

Rebecca said...

How cool that they are paired together! So pretty!

Rebecca said...

How cool that they are paired together! So pretty!

LV said...

One of my favorite flowers. I dearly love them and have some. Mine look nothing like these. Very pretty.

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.